The Shaving Brush grows in sandy substrates and possess rhizoidal ?root balls? or holdfast. It is hardy in nature and well known for its filtration capabilities. The Shaving Brush resembles a brush used for applying cream, thus it is named as shaving brush plant. It can also be used as a beautiful natural decoration in any home aquarium. It features elongated stalk and green grass like upward branches. The Shaving Brush incorporates a hard Calcium Carbonate skeleton within its living tissue. It is easy to maintain and do not need any special attention. The supplements of calcium and iron can be added to improve its overall health and growth.
It helps in controlling excess nutrients in almost any marine or reef aquarium. It is advisable to keep the aquarium well illuminated for its proper growth, so that they have enough energy to prepare the food through photosynthesis. Generally, for a gallon you are required to provide around 3 to 4 watts of power. The Shaving Brush has many thin leaves and these give a feathered look to it. It is well-suited for refugium and modified sumps. Most herbivorous fish do not feed on this plant, but some sea urchins may uproot and consume these species.
These brightly colored green plants resemble a barber's shaving brush. They have a stalk with roots that should be buried into the sand bed. The Shaving Brush requires strong lighting that will reach the bottom of the tank, as well as a medium current. Saltwater plants can help in the reduction of nitrates in aquariums.The Shaving Brush should be floated in the bag for half an hour, discard the water from the bag, and then place the roots of each Shaving Brush into the sand bed.Note:This item is not available to customers in CA.While most marine plants do grow into lush, healthy plants they all need good lighting. This is so that they have enough energy for making their own food by means of photosynthesis. Without sufficient light for photosynthetic activity your plants will remain stunted or die. So part of correct saltwater aquarium care involves making sure that your aquarium provides sufficient lighting for plant growth.To make sure that your plants are getting enough light keep the following rule of thumb in mind: For each gallon of water in a tank you will require 3 to 5 watts of light. Most aquarium lighting systems are below that level, however so you may need to shop around to find adequate lighting to make sure you are providing the proper saltwater aquarium care for your plants.In the natural aquarium the fish and plant populations are perfectly balanced and compliment each other. Marine plants create shelter, shade, and even food for your fish! Plants that are well lit will give off oxygen and this creates a good environment for your fish. So proper saltwater aquarium care makes your tank healthy and provides optimum conditions for plants and fish alike.The fish will, in turn, feed off the carbon dioxide released by the fish. Plants also feed off the waste that fish produce. This helps to absorb some of the waste that might become toxic to your fish. So as you can see proper saltwater aquarium care means maintaining a healthy balance for all the life in your tank.To provide proper saltwater aquarium care for your plants and fish you need to make sure that conditions in your tank are optimal. Plant growth needs water which is at the correct ph levels. It also needs the water to be at the correct temperature for growth and survival.